Blog Category: Farmer Profiles

Farmer looking for land: seeking land to sustainably raise livestock for local communities.- BC

Posted by Andrew Adams on June 19, 2024

We have more land seekers and opportunities than what is listed here! Get in touch with a Land Matcher at bclmp@youngagrarians.org to learn about the latest opportunities and to access free B.C. Land Matching Program services in your region. ABOUT THE FARMERS Colin and Katie McInnes of The Dogs Run Farm are motivated by a commitment to regenerative agriculture, giving back to their community and honouring the skills and knowledge that have been passed down through generations. They have been running a thriving business in Clearwater, MB near Winnipeg since 2013, and are ready to make the move to BC! … Continue reading Farmer looking for land: seeking land to sustainably raise livestock for local communities.- BC

YA Business Mentorship Network – Fuller Farm Organics

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 22, 2024

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! If you are a new farmer or the next generation to take on your family farm and need support to figure out the business aspects of your farm consider applying for the 2024/2025 cohort. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers/ranchers/producers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Apply for the … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Fuller Farm Organics

Holding the Sacred Space and Taking Care of Business

Posted by Michalina Hunter on May 21, 2024

Minwaadizi Farm

Greenhouse build spring 2024. (Photo credit: Natasha Anderson-Brass) In the summer of 2022 I sat down with Young Agrarians for an interview to talk about my experience in their Business Bootcamp program (you can read that interview here). At that time I was still an intern at Amara Farm with dreams of developing my own community oriented farm business. Fast forward two years and I can hardly believe that, with a lot of help, I am making those dreams come true! Having signed a sub-lease agreement on Amara Farm property, I was able to officially launch Minwaadizi Farm in the … Continue reading Holding the Sacred Space and Taking Care of Business

YA Business Mentorship Network – Woody Nook Gardens

Posted by Tori Ames on May 09, 2024

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! If you are a new farmer or the next generation to take on your family farm and need support to figure out the business aspects of your farm consider applying for the 2024/2025 cohort. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers/ranchers/producers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Apply for the 2024/2025 program here – applications processed … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Woody Nook Gardens

YA Business Mentorship Network – lovebowl farm

Posted by Melanie Buffel on May 07, 2024

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! If you are a new farmer or the next generation to take on your family farm and need support to figure out the business aspects of your farm consider applying for the 2024/2025 cohort. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers/ranchers/producers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Apply for the … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – lovebowl farm

YA Business Mentorship Network – Milpa Naturals

Posted by Tori Ames on May 02, 2024

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! If you are a new farmer or the next generation to take on your family farm and need support to figure out the business aspects of your farm consider applying for the 2024/2025 cohort. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers/ranchers/producers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Apply for the 2024/2025 program here – applications processed … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Milpa Naturals

LAND ACCESS STORIES: Make Do Acres – Burnaby, BC

Posted by Kat Roger on May 01, 2024

ABOUT MAKE DO ACRES Make Do Acres is an ecological micro-farm and creative gathering space located on unceded Sto:lo territory in Burnaby, B.C. Leasing farmer Jesse Orr was matched to 0.25 acres of land at Big Bend Urban Farm through the B.C. Land Matching Program for the 2023 season and is now entering her fourth farming season and her second season on the land. Make Do Acres grows mixed vegetables, flowers and medicinal herbs for veggie-lovers, herbalists and restaurants throughout Metro Vancouver. Farmer Jesse specializes in unique intercropping experiments and niche climate-resilient varieties. Jesse also creates installation plant-art exhibitions, hosts … Continue reading LAND ACCESS STORIES: Make Do Acres – Burnaby, BC

YA Business Mentorship Network – Hogs and Horns Homestead

Posted by Tori Ames on April 30, 2024

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! If you are a new farmer or the next generation to take on your family farm and need support to figure out the business aspects of your farm consider applying for the 2024/2025 cohort. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers/ranchers/producers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Apply for the 2024/2025 program here – applications processed … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Hogs and Horns Homestead

YA Business Mentorship Network – Hilltop Dairy Ltd.

Posted by Tori Ames on April 23, 2024

Young Agrarians is celebrating the tenth year of the Business Mentorship Network (BMN) program in BC and the second year of the program in the Prairies! If you are a new farmer or the next generation to take on your family farm and need support to figure out the business aspects of your farm consider applying for the 2024/2025 cohort. The BMN offers business mentorships to a diverse array of new and young farmers/ranchers/producers. Through one-on-one mentorship, peer networks and online workshops new farmers develop the skills necessary to operate ecologically sustainable and financially viable farm businesses. Apply for the 2024/2025 program here – applications processed … Continue reading YA Business Mentorship Network – Hilltop Dairy Ltd.

Meet Pinette of Fairfolk Farm!

Posted by Chantelle Chan on April 19, 2024

Pinette Robinson was a part of the Business Bootcamp for New Farmers program, and we wanted to share her perspectives with the new and aspiring farmers in our network. Want more stories of other farmers? Check out the links at the bottom of this post!  Please share a bit about yourself and about your farm! What do you grow or want to grow? My name is Pinette Robinson (she/her). I own and operate Fairfolk Farm with my husband Brandon (he/him). We are currently growing mixed vegetables that we sell at farmers markets. In the spring of 2024 we will be … Continue reading Meet Pinette of Fairfolk Farm!